Trevor Herriot is leading a nature writing workshop at Haig-Brown House on March 3.

The nature of nature writing

Campbell River's writer-in-residence offers workshop at historic Haig-Brown House

The Museum at Campbell River is offering a unique opportunity to participate in a writing workshop with the 2012 Haig-Brown Writer-in-Residence Trevor Herriot.

On Saturday, March 3, from  1-4 p.m., Herriot will lead a workshop with a focus on ‘Nature Writing’. The workshop will take place at the historic Haig-Brown House.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn writing techniques from a skilled master of nature writing.

Trevor Herriot is a prairie naturalist and writer. His latest book is ‘Grass, Sky, Song: Promise and Peril in the World of Grassland Birds’ (HarperCollins, February, 2009). His writing has appeared in the Globe & Mail, Canadian Geographic, and several anthologies. He has written two radio documentaries for CBC Ideas and is a monthly guest on CBC Radio Saskatchewan’s Blue Sky. Herriot’s blog, “Grass Notes” (trevorherriot.blogspot.com) discusses some of the stories and issues he addresses in his books. He lives in Regina with his wife Karen and their four children. The cost for the workshop  is $45. Call the Museum at 287-3103 to reserve a place. Numbers are limited.